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Feb 1, 2011 10:00pm EST
right now, is that enough to satisfy the people. >> and president obama weighed in. >> he sure did, and what he's encouraging is a transition of power sooner than later. let's hear from both presidents tonight. >> it is not the role of any other country to determine egypt's leaders. >> only the people of egypt can do that, and now their president has heard them. >> i have spent enough time in my life serving egypt and its people. >> egyptian president hosni mubarak tried to bring order back to his country saying he won't run for office again. >> i intend to work in the remaining months of my presidency in order to have measurements taken for a peaceful transition of power under the constitution. >> the news came after massive protests throughout egypt. opposition leaders claimed they rallied more than a million people. but if president mubarak stays until the end of his term in september, many marchers say it's not soon enough. in cairo, they hung mubarak in effigy, nearly unthinkable in egypt just weeks ago. >> we will not leave this square until mubarak leaves egypt as soon as po
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Feb 23, 2011 10:00pm EST
while loyalists still try to take power over the rebellion in tripoli. president obama spoke out today to come up with a full range of options, including possible sanctions. >> we strongly condemn the use of violence in libya. the american people extend our deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of all who have been killed and injured. the suffering and bloodshed is outrageous, and it is unacceptable. >> president nicholas sarcozi wants the union to cut economic ties with libya. they are considering a no fly zone over the country to prevent ghadafi from using war planes to slaughter his own people. >>> to the new zealand earthquake, australia, united states, england, taiwan and japan all helping out. they are feeling the crews are likely to find survivors elsewhere than christchurch. one building could have 150 bodies inside. 238 hurt after the quake. >>> here's a story you don't hear too often, the federal government refusing to defend one of its own laws, but that's exactly what the obama administration is going to start doing. find out why next. but first, all the fighti
FOX
Feb 11, 2011 10:00pm EST
obama joined world leaders in welcoming mubarak's decision calling it a new beginning in egypt. >> president mubarak responded to the egyptian people's hunger for change. but this is not the end of egypt's transition. it's a beginning. i'm sure there will be difficult days ahead. >> this paved the way, opens the way toward democratic development. this is a new chance for a new start. >> egyptians are hoping all of this leads to free and transparent elections in the near future and to a leadership they have chosen on their own, but many analysts are cautioning egypt's next chapter remains unpredictable and democracy may not come easily. >> is there any indication tonight that other countries in the middle east will try and capitalize on these uprisings in egypt and in tunisia? >> this has been compared to much like we saw in 1989 in eastern europe, shawn. there are already protests planned as we know tomorrow in algeria and in yemenen and there is an effort underway now in iran -- yemen and there is an effort underway now in iran to hold a rally there. however, the iranian gover
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Feb 6, 2011 11:35pm EST
obama and billow 'riley, touching on the ungoing unrest in egypt. president obama is saying even though he doesn't know what the egyptian president, mubarak, plans to do, the country is not going to be the same. >> egypt is not going to go back to what it was. the egyptian people want freedom, they want fair elections, they want arepresentative government, they want a responsive government. so what we have said is you have to start a transition now. >> reporter: on the matter of the health care reform, president obama sounded off on a recent ruling by the federal judges in florida, declaring the bill he signed into law last year unconstitutional. >> i think that the judge in florida was wrong. keep in mind that we have had 12 judges that just threw this case out. >> reporter: president obama underscoring his bottom line on the issue saying that he is not prepared to lose ground. >> i don't want to spend the next two years refighting the battle of the last two years. >> reporter: the interview is largely, but with fewer changes the last time the two men sat down in 2008. rushing through
FOX
Feb 19, 2011 10:00pm EST
. it was actually planted in 1978. this is video from a few month ago when president obama lit the tree. officials say they already have a replacement in mind for it. so that's a bit of good news. a bit of history taken down by mother nature. the bad things that have happened, we have talked about the fires. one thing is that there has not been a lot of precipitation. the ground are not saturated so that a lot of trees are not loose at their base but that would have caused a lot of problems if that had been the case. more details on how this all plays out. >> gwen, we'll see you soon inside. >> the upside is that they have a lot of time before next christmas >>> we want to start in germantown where a series of fire gusted more than 50 miles per hour. >> the fires are under control to. but they are not completely out. fox 5's ross plater has the latest tonight. >> reporter: this is the beginning of what they are calling the night ops or nighttime operation, if you will. that means that the fire crew also position themselves on the perimeter of the fire making sure they are under control and making
FOX
Feb 14, 2011 10:00pm EST
. president obama released his 2012 budget today. laura evans is here with all the details. >> this is a $3.7 trillion spending plan that relies heavily on the recovering economy, tax increases and rosy economic assumptions. hours after the 2012 budget proposal was opened on capitol hill president obama was defending it as a responsible way to cut more than a trillion from the deficit while still investing in infrastructure and education. >> when it comes to programs we do need, we're making them work better by demanding accountability. instead of spending first and asking questions later. >> reporter: the president says the $3.7 trillion spending blueprint cut more than 200 federal programs. >> the problem is the way we've dealt with it for most of the last decade is simply to put the expense on our national credit card and to kick the can down the road. well, this budget says we can't do that anymore. >> reporter: the administration admits the deficit this year will hit a record 1.6 trillion. republicans call that -- >> all of his tenure and deficit reduction is less than the totality sit
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Feb 26, 2011 10:00pm EST
obama said the libyan leader needs to leave now and there is no telling how or when this will end. libyan leader facing the biggest challenge in his 42- year rule. the massive anti-government protests continue in many cities across the oil-rich nation, including the capitol tripoli. the protestors say he is arming his supporters and is sing patrols around the city. tripoli is home to libya's 6 million people. the forces opened fire on demonstrators to maintain control in the capitol. and from triply, they're difficult to view. meanwhile, the u.n. security council is considering imposing sanctions to punish the libyan government for violent attacks against the protestors. the sangs would include an arms embargo against the regime. and a travel ban and asset freeze against the family and they're considering whether to refer the crackdown to the international criminal court to investigate ghadafi with crimes against humanity. >> my message to the secret -- was simple and direct. now is the time of decisive action. this is a historic turning point and international community must rise
FOX
Feb 4, 2011 10:00pm EST
. president obama today called for egyptian president hosni mubarak to step down immediately and a transition period that begins now. as night fell in egypt's capital, thousands still stand in the streets. anti-government protesters say they won't leave until president hosni mubarak steps down, but egypt's president has said he will not resign. he said leaving now would launch the country into chaos. already 109 people are dead in protests since last week and tonight the white house is watching this one closely. >> we want to see this moment of turmoil turn into a moment of opportunity. the entire world is watching. what we hope for and what we will work for is a future where all of egyptian society seizes that opportunity. >> reporter: mubarak has already said he will not run for reelection in the fall, but the question is who will take over when he does leave? one leading candidate, nobel peace laureate mohammed elbaradei. he has ties to the muslin brotherhood, an islamist opposition group banned in egypt. critics of the organization believe the brotherhood could turn egypt into another ira
FOX
Feb 16, 2011 10:00pm EST
newspaper saying he's been flattered by the attention and plans on meeting with president obama to discuss this. just a couple weeks ago as we said, kaine himself told fox 5 news he hooking to stay put in his -- looking to stay put in his chairmanmanship of the democratic national committee. >> the president has asked that i continue in my role as dnc chair and i'm very excited to do so. i worked really hard in 2006 for jim webb to be elected to the senate. >> when can we expect a decision here? we're kind of getting into the throes of thing? >> you might not have to wait too long. this is a big democratic dinner this weekend in richmond. we're told not to expect any news before that. on saturday, however, there is a date on tuesday where he's expected to go down to the white house and talk to president obama on this. this is a two-for for the president up for reelection himself in 2012. the key to that is carrying virginia. the white house will want a strong democratic candidate in that race in 2012. >>> who are the top contenders to become virginia's next senator? democratic strategist r
FOX
Feb 24, 2011 10:00pm EST
if president obama spoke to president bush about this. the fed believe aldawsari did research on -- feds believe aldawsari researched on the web how to prepare a booby trapped vehicle and use his cell phone as a detonator. when he was just 9 years old he said osama bin laden bin's speeches inspired him to carry out jihad. he wanted a scholarship because it allowed him to live in the u.s. and helped to finance his violent plan and now after mastering the english language, learning how to build explosives and continuous planning to target the infidel americans, he says it's time forage haled. >> the arrest underscores the -- for jihad. >> the arrest underscores the necessity of remaining vigilant. the president thanks our law enforcement and homeland security professionals who continue to keep us safe and who once again have served with enormous skill and the commitment that their enormous responsibilities demand. >> reporter: counterterrorism officials say this case is significant because it shows how radicalized foreigners can live quietly in the united states without raising suspicions
FOX
Feb 21, 2011 10:00pm EST
for the child nutrition bill signed in december and championed by first lady michelle obama, this $4 billion program expands the school lunch program and requires schools to serve more fruits and vegetables, but congress paid for the bill by cutting food stamps funding starting in 2014. >> food stamps have never been as urgently needed as it is right now. >> reporter: he says both state and federal governments rely on privately run food banks to provide what the government can't. >> people that we work with are running out of their allotment after two weeks, three weeks. so these food distributions again help them stretch throughout the month. >> reporter: shamya holloway of the capital area food bank says they're trying to put animas on vegetables at monthly -- put emphasis on vegetables at monthly food banks. >> we've even seen former donors come to us for assistance. >> reporter: so far antavia has been able to avoid the line by spending less than $30 a week. >> i just got what i really needed. >> reporter: staying positive. >> i'm doing the best i can. i am going to be successful. >> re
FOX
Jan 31, 2011 10:00pm EST
tonight. the obama administration may be turning up the heat on egyptian president hosni mubarak after nearly a week of protests across egypt. the white house is calling for an end to the emergency police state there and also elections this fall. fox 5's tom fitzgerald has the latest. >> reporter: with the protests in egypt now entering their second week, the biggest protest yet may be hours away. organizers are planning a massive demonstration in egypt tuesday promising to bring 1 million protesters onto the street. embattled egyptian president hosni mubarak swore in a new government, but experts say it may be too little too hate. >> mubarak reached a turning point. there's no going back. the determination is in the streets about removing help and an end to his regime. >> reporter: more troubling for mubarak now is that the united states is increasing its criticisms. >> i don't think anyone is satisfied, least of all the egyptian people who have legitimate grievances and are seeking greater political freedom. >> reporter: the obama administration monday called for fall elections in eg
FOX
Feb 7, 2011 10:00pm EST
] the simple joy of being smart. ♪ >>> president obama offered an olive branch to the business community today over his economic policy. he addressed the u.s. chamber of commerce, the group sharply credit kill of his healthcare and financial reforms. -- critical of his healthcare and financial reforms. president obama said they've both had to make hard decisions during the tough economy. >> on some issues like the rove act we found common cause. -- recovery act we found common cause. on other issues we've had some pretty strong disagreements, but i'm here today because i am convinced, as tom mentioned in his introduction that, we can and we must work together. whatever differences we may have. >> the chamber of commerce spent millions of dollars helping republicans regain control of the house in the midterm. the president accuses of chamber of using money donated from overseas, a charge the chamber denies. >>> defending the president to finding his position, spinning the message, all part of the white house press secretary's job calling it both exciting and exhausting for former press secretar
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Feb 25, 2011 10:00pm EST
as already embraced. >> by proposing cuts which president obama has himself propose the it's going to be very difficult for the -- proposed it's going to be very difficult for the democrats to say it's unreasonable. what could be on more common ground than having a republican speaker supporting cuts by a democratic president? >> reporter: the cuts are proposed as part of a two week extension to keep the government funded through march 18th. republicans say 110% of the cuts are reflected in president obama's budget proposal, either cuts he requested or democratic earmarks the president left out. nevertheless senator chuck schumer seemed unmoved by the republican proposal saying, "there's proposal for a lot of overlap in what they want to do to cut spending but are threatening a shutdown if they don't get everything they want. that is reckless and irresponsible." >> the only party i hear talking about a government shutdown is the democrats. >> reporter: but with the house and senate still far apart on long term cuts keeping the government running through march 18th gives them a little breathing
FOX
Feb 9, 2011 10:00pm EST
important. >> reporter: one republican criticizing the obama administration's handling of airport security says homeland security must start profiling. >> we've got to focus on those people who want to harm us and the people who want to harm us are not grandmas and not little children, it's the islamic extremists. >> reporter: during today's hearing janet napalatano warned another terror attack could come with little to no warning. >>> a married congressman abruptly resigned after reports of him searching for women on craigslist. this is christopher lee. the shirtless picture on the road is a photo he sent to a maryland woman. he told the woman he was a divorced lobbyist with one child. he stopped exchanging e-mails with him after she suspected he was lying about his identity. he did use his real name and apologized today saying he regretted his actions. >>> a virginia political shocker, us senator jim web from virginia has decided he is one and done. i say it's a shocker but a lot of political insiders saw the writing on the wall. >> there's been clues along the way. he hasn't updated his
FOX
Feb 12, 2011 10:00pm EST
the treaty was signed in 1979. president obama said the u.s. will provide any support to egypt and in cairo, fox news. >>> and in washington, there are still demands from demonstrators who want what happened in egypt to spill over into other countries. >> human rights now. >> egypt, we hear you. >> these people outside of the white house are supporting the egyptian people while demanding human rights from other parts of the world as well and they included citizens who don't want to go home to egypt because of what is going on. >> and the last thing is did to go back and live there and with that discameination even within social -- discrimination and within social classes. hopefully that is scared away the next two years -- squared away the next two years. >> and demonstrations were taking place in new york and chicago this weekend. >>> hosni mubarak may have done more than anyone realized while in power, especially with money. >> yet appears he may have been behind an operation that laundered bell billions in illegal funding. matt ackland has more. >> reporter: the former egyptian president
FOX
Feb 13, 2011 10:00pm EST
. >> president obama is heading up i-95 to baltimore county tomorrow to talk money and education. the president of the education association and the white house budget director will head over to parkville middle school tomorrow morning. the school has a focus on science and math. >>> that trip to baltimore county coincides with the release of the president's budget plan for 2012. >> while some republicans say they don't want to wait until 20 12, there are some democrats who believe it is too dangerous to make cuts too deep. here's fox's jane metzler with who is worried about what. >> president obama will unveil a 2012 budget that aims to reduce the deficit by $1.1 trillion over the next decade. the president will jump on the budget busting bandwagon by cutting spending even for some programs he supports. but republicans are still worried. >> i'm really hoping that at the's going to give us a budget that tackles this debt crisis, and if it's what these early press reports show, it shows that he's an did i indicating leadership on that point. i'm hoping that's not the case that we can get this de
FOX
Feb 15, 2011 10:00pm EST
tunisia, then egypt. now, iran could be next. find out what president obama is saying about protests going on in that country right now.  >> the wave of democracy sweeping through the middle east is now lapping on the shores of iran. protesters there are demonstrating. tom fitzgerald joins me to talk a little bit about what the white house has to say about the iran regime cracking down on those protesters. >> in contrast to what we saw in egypt, where the irani protesters were cracking down on those protesters. in the legislature, some of the lawmakers called for the execution and arrest of the iranian protest leaders. the president says that's just not acceptable and he wants iran to cater to the people calling for reform in that country. >> i find it ironic that you've got the iranian regime pretending to celebrate what happened in egypt when, in fact, they have acted in direct contrast to what happened in egypt by gunning down and beating people who were trying to express themselves peacefully in iran. >> okay, so here at home, president obama and congres
FOX
Feb 18, 2011 10:00pm EST
. >> reporter: >> president obama responded to all the recent violence in the middle east through a written statement. he's asking leaders of those countries respected to show restraint in response to peaceful demonstrations. >>> it's the story many of you were talking about. what actually happened to this reporter? doctors say they finally know. hear from someone who suffers from the same medical condition next. >>> a reminder, tune in for a special edition of fox 5 morning news on monday. tony and allison will anchor the 9 a.m. hour live from howard university as fox 5 honors black history month. it all begins here monday at 9:00. >> reporter: a very, very heavy -- [ garbled speech ] we had a very, very let's go ahead and pit. >> turns out it was not a stroke that caused this l.a. tv reporter's bizarre episode during a live newscast after the grammys. serene branson's doctor said her jibberish was caused by a complex migraine that can mimic a stroke. doctors say migraines are more complicated than they sound. we wanted to know what it's like to suffer firsthand from acute migraines. barba
FOX
Feb 27, 2011 10:00pm EST
. president obama urged collaboration saying the states and the president need to find common ground. he also acknowledged that the gophers are often on the front lines of criticism. the gophers will meet with the president and vice president tomorrow. >>> turning now to weather, it was a beautiful day to be outside. nice and warm. but it has cooled off tonight. here's a live look outside from our tower cam in northwest d.c. if you liked the warmer weather today, will you definitely like tomorrow's. but what may be coming, you may not like so much. gwen is in the weather center with those details. >> that determines whether or not you're a fan of maybe some rain and, oh boy, some storms as well. i know some people kind of like that, but others not so friendly as far as that's concerned. but today was a pretty nice day. let's take a look at where those temperatures were. unbelievable. 60 at national. we hit 62 at dulles, 61 at baltimore. these temperatures are some 10 to 13 degrees warmer than they should be for our average seasonal high. so we did very, very well. and it's not too bad right n
FOX
Feb 2, 2011 10:00pm EST
've been checking into that, no decision as of now, but it's a bargaining chip president obama may decide to use. you probably know this. the united states it's been widely reported over the last several days, the u.s. provides $1.5 billion in annual aid to egypt. cutting that off is currently under review. >> what about anything else, any other actions behind the scenes here at the white house to get mubarak to leave perhaps sooner than september when he said he will leave? >> multiple reports indicate the president is trying behind the scenes via phone calls to mubarak. in fact, when he spoke yesterday, it was just a few hours after mubarak spoke, president obama told all of us nationally when he was televised that he had spoken to mubarak himself. we do know -- this has been reported as well -- that he sent former u.s. ambassador to egypt frank weissner over to cairo to deliver a message. this is very clear now. his tenure is order and an orderly transition to begin now. >>> since we're talking about the white house, let's show you what it looked like outside the gates a short time ago
FOX
Feb 3, 2011 10:00pm EST
president obama called for a swift transition of power. >> we pray that the violence in egypt will end and that the rights and aspirations of the egyptian people will be realized. >> bob, clearly the pro government regime sees journalists as a mouthpiece for the opposition. what can you tell us about the journalists attacked and/or detained in cairo today? >> one of them is a fox news reporter greg was beaten and ho the washington post cairo bureau chief, a photographer and two other employees were detained by military police the paper says. they've all been released, but the crackdown continues and now that potentially huge demonstration is looming in the coming hours, will. >> all right. bob barnard leading our coverage tonight. thank you. >>> earlier today i spoke via skype with ahmed biumi, a student at the arab academy in cairo in the midst of the chaos planning to take part in what may be the biggest demonstration yet tomorrow. ahmed, you're in a suburb of i could roe right now and i would say from our -- cairo right now and i would say from our standpoint in the united states it
FOX
Feb 10, 2011 10:00pm EST
these grievances and these requests from the egyptian people. president obama said egypt will not go back to what it was before january 26th and indeed they're both very right. i think mesh administration is starting to sense the -- american administration is starting to sense the importance of backing democratic reform in this important and crucial part of the world. >> thanks for coming in and sharing your perspective with us tonight. >> thank you. >>> fox 5 is getting results for viewers. our investigation exposed we buy cars for taking people's rides but not paying for them. now there's a new push to change the law so it can never happen again. bold taste... of premium roast coffee -- 100% arabica beans. it's so rich, but so just a dollar. on the dollar menu at breakfast. and that's what we're made of. ♪ ba da ba ba ba but i'll be right there. ♪ [ screams ] [ people screaming ] [ tires screech ] ♪ [ tires screech ] ♪ [ man screams ] [ man on radio ] l.a., the end is near. ♪ [ male announcer ] without all-wheel drive, it's the end of the world. with dodge all-wheel drive, it's just s
FOX
Feb 20, 2011 10:00pm EST
because barack obama will be at the top of the ballot and black turnout will be increased and democratic turnout will be increased and george allen has a primary. george allen has people running to the right of him and he has to first get the nomination and so you might have a fractured republican party. kaine is a very good hope for the democratic party, probably their own hope against allen. >> i wish we had more time to talk so much more about all these political happenings both locally and nationally. thank you so much for your insight and your time tonight. >> thank you. >>> fox 5 is monitoring metro tonight. work continues in an effort to get escalators at the foggy bottom station running again. crews are replacing the old escalators, but no word when the work will be wrapped up. >>> since tomorrow is a holiday for most of you metro is taking advantage of the reduction in ridership to continue weekend maintenance work. the federal triangle and smith soapian stations on the blue and orange line -- smithsonian stations on the blue and orange line will be closed. the stations won't re
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